- Meet the Regents
- Regents’ Meetings
- Meeting Archives
- Chapter I. The Board of Regents
- Chapter II. University Executive Officers
- Chapter III. Business Management, Finance, and Property
- Chapter IV. The University Senate
- Chapter V. The Faculties And Academic Staff
- Chapter VI. Schools and Colleges: Program Definitions
- Chapter VII. Student Affairs
- Chapter VIII. Admission And Registration Of Students
- Chapter IX. Commencement And Degrees
- Chapter X. Fees And Charges
- Chapter XI. The Schools And Colleges And Affiliated Units
- Chapter XII. The University Libraries
- Chapter XIII. Other University Units, Agencies, and Services
- Chapter XIV. Miscellaneous Rules and Regulations
- Regents’ Ordinance
- Seal, Trademarks and Copyright
- Office of Vice President
and Secretary of the University
- Presidential Search
Search Advisory Committee
We are pleased to announce the appointment of a Presidential Search Advisory Committee that will play an active role in the search process for the next president of the University of Michigan. The following faculty members will join the eight members of the Board of Regents to constitute this committee:
- Alec Gallimore
- David Ginsburg
- Timothy R.B. Johnson
- Jeffrey MacKie-Mason
- Tiya Miles
- Rebecca Scott
- Lynn Wooten
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor; Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education, College of Engineering
Alec D. Gallimore is an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and a Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan where he directs the Plasmadynamics and Electric Propulsion Laboratory. Gallimore is also the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education in Michigan’s College of Engineering. He is on the faculty of the Applied Physics program and directs a number of multi-institution centers including the NASA-funded Michigan Space Grant Consortium and the Michigan/Air Force Center of Excellence in Electric Propulsion (advanced spacecraft propulsion).
He serves on the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Electric Propulsion Technical Committee, is a Fellow of AIAA, and is on the Board of Directors for the Electric Rocket Propulsion Society. Gallimore is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Propulsion and Power and for the Joint Army Navy NASA Air Force Propulsion Journal, and has served on a number of advisory boards for NASA and the Department of Defense including the United States Air Force Scientific Advisor Board. He was awarded the Decoration for Meritorious Civilian Service in 2005 for his work on the AFSAB.
He received his B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from Rensselaer, and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Aerospace Engineering from Princeton with a focus on plasma physics. He spent a year of his Ph.D. studies at the NASA Glenn Research Center developing a high-power (100-kW) steady-state spacecraft plasma thruster. His primary research interests include advanced spacecraft propulsion, plasma physics and nanoparticle energetics. Gallimore has graduated 35 Ph.D. students and 12 master’s students, and has written 300 journal articles and conference papers on electric propulsion and plasma physics.
James V. Neel Distinguished University Professor of Internal Medicine and Human Genetics and Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis Professor of Medicine, Medical School; Research Professor, Life Sciences Institute; Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
David Ginsburg is the James V. Neel Distinguished University Professor of Internal Medicine and Human Genetics, Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis Professor of Medicine, a member of the Life Sciences Institute at the U-M Medical School, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator.
He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and recipient of the E. Donnall Thomas Lecture and Prize and Stratton Medal from the American Society of Hematology, the Basic Research Prize and the Distinguished Scientist Award from the American Heart Association, the Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award from the American Society of Clinical Investigation, the Pasarow Medical Research Award for Cardiovascular Disease, and the AAMC Award for Distinguished Research in the Biomedical Sciences. He is a past president of the ASCI and has served on the Councils for the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine.
Ginsburg’s laboratory studies the components of the blood-clotting system and how disturbances in their function lead to human bleeding and blood-clotting disorders. The lab has studied the molecular basis of the common disorder von Willebrand disease and is identifying modifier genes that control severity for this and related diseases. The lab has also defined mutations in ADAMTS13, an enzyme that processes von Willebrand factor, as the cause of Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia Purpura. Studies of the bleeding disease combined deficiency of factors V and VIII by the Ginsburg lab identified mutations in a novel pathway for the transport of a select subset of proteins from the ER to the Golgi. Finally, the lab studies the plasminogen activation system, the mechanism by which blood clots are broken down, and has explored the role of this system in a variety of disease processes including atherosclerosis and microbial infection.
He received his B.A. degree in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale University in 1974 and his M.D. degree from Duke University School of Medicine in 1978. His postdoctoral clinical and research training was at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Ginsburg joined the faculty at the University of Michigan as an Assistant Professor in 1985.
Timothy R.B. Johnson
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor; Bates Professor of the Diseases of Women and Children and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School; Professor of Women’s Studies, College of Literature, Science and the Arts; Research Professor, Center for Human Growth and Development
Timothy Johnson is the Bates Professor of the Diseases of Women and Children and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan. He is also Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Professor of Women’s Studies, and Research Professor in the Center for Human Growth and Development. His education and training have been at the University of Michigan, University of Virginia and Johns Hopkins. He is Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and Fellow of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. After service in the US Air Force, he rejoined the Johns Hopkins faculty eventually to become Director of the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine.
Since 1993, he has been Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan and has seen its national rankings reach into the “top 10” by NIH and USNWR metric with BIRCWH, SCOR and WRHR programs and a full range of subspecialty fellowships including a Women’s Health Fellowship open to trained internists, family physicians, pediatricians, psychiatrists and obstetrician-gynecologists.
He is active in international teaching and training especially in Ghana, Africa and is an honorary fellow of the West African College of Surgeons, honorary fellow of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons, Fellow ad eundem of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (London) and honorary fellow of the International College of Surgeons. He is author of more than 300 articles, chapters and books, and has served on numerous editorial boards, study sections, professional committees, societies and boards. In 2005, Johnson was awarded the Distinguished Service Award, the highest honor of ACOG. He is Past President of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics, receiving their Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. Since 2007 he has been Editor of the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics. He is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science.
Dean, Arthur W. Burks Collegiate Professor of Information and Computer Science, School of Information; Professor of Economics, College of Literature, Science and the Arts; Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Jeff MacKie-Mason is the Dean of the School of Information, University of Michigan. He is also the Arthur W. Burks Professor of Information and Computer Science, and a Professor of Economics and Public Policy. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from MIT. In 2010 he was the recipient of a University of Michigan Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award.
MacKie-Mason is well known for his pioneering research on the economics of the Internet and digital information; he has more than 80 scholarly publications on topics including network engineering economics, pricing digital goods, computer and network security, online altruism, spam and user-contributed content. He built the incentive-centered design research group at Michigan, which focuses on the intersection of motivated human behavior and information system performance. He was the founding director of the STIET program for multidisciplinary research and Ph.D. training in e-commerce, which has received over $9 million in funding. He consults to major technology corporations, the National Science Foundation and other government agencies, and serves on the editorial boards of several scholarly publications.
Elsa Barkley Brown Collegiate Professor of African American Women’s History, Chair, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, Professor of Afroamerican and African Studies, Professor of American Culture, Professor Native American Studies, Professor of History and Professor of Women's Studies, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Tiya Miles is Chair of the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, Elsa Barkley Brown Collegiate Professor, and Professor of History, American Culture, Native American Studies and Women's Studies at the University of Michigan. She is the author of two prize-winning books, Ties That Bind: The Story of an Afro-Cherokee Family in Slavery and Freedom (2005) and The House on Diamond Hill: A Cherokee Plantation Story (2010), and various articles on women’s history and black and Native interrelated experience. She is co-editor, with Sharon P. Holland, of Crossing Waters, Crossing Worlds: The African Diaspora in Indian Country (2006). In 2011 she was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow.
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor; Charles Gibson Distinguished University Professor of History, College of Literature, Science and the Arts; Professor of Law, Law School
Rebecca J. Scott is the Charles Gibson Distinguished University Professor of History and Professor of Law. A specialist on the history of slavery, emancipation and post-slavery societies, she teaches courses on civil rights and the boundaries of citizenship, and on the history of Latin America. She also offers seminars on the law in slavery and freedom, and on “Getting the Documents to Speak.” Professor Scott is co-author with Jean M. Hébrard of Freedom Papers: An Atlantic Odyssey in the Age of Emancipation (Harvard University Press, 2012), which has recently won several book prizes, including the Beveridge Award from the American Historical Association. Her earlier books include Degrees of Freedom: Louisiana and Cuba after Slavery and Slave Emancipation in Cuba.
Scott received an A.B. from Radcliffe College, an M. Phil. in economic history from the London School of Economics, and a Ph.D. in history from Princeton University. She was the University of Michigan’s Henry Russel Lecturer for 2012, and is the recipient of a MacArthur Prize Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Clinical Associate Professor of Strategy and Management and Organizations and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, Stephen M. Ross School of Business
Lynn Perry Wooten is Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs and Clinical Associate Professor of Strategy and Management & Organizations at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. In her role as Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs at the Ross School of Business, she is responsible for developing and implementing transformational educational experiences for Ross undergraduate students inside and outside of the classroom through curricular initiatives, academic advising, student life activities, and leadership development. Prior to this role, she was the Co-Director of the Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship at the Ross School of Business.
Lynn’s current research bridges theory and practice and focuses on positive organizing routines, diversity management practices, and crisis leadership, and her research has been published in journals such as Academy of Management Journal, American Behavioral Scientist, Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, Human Resource Management, and Organizational Dynamics. She has also written a book on crisis leadership, Leading Under Pressure: From Surviving to Thriving Before, During, and After a Crisis. Her research has been funded by the National Institute of Health, Society of Human Resource Management, and Ford Foundation. Through her applied research projects, she has worked with many organizations including Whirlpool, Google, General Motors, Executive Leadership Institute, Trinity Health, Michigan Department of State, General Dynamics, and the Council of Michigan Foundations.
Lynn is an alumna of the University of Michigan (PhD). She received her undergraduate degree from North Carolina A&T State University and her MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.